Given the number of good to excellent farming and life sims on Switch, Drago Noka struggles to make a mark
With farming sims ranging from classic to more refined, and simple to outright elaborate on the Switch, if you want to make a splash you’d better come prepared. In the case of Drago Noka the setting and elements of the story at least make it unique, since living on the back of a huge dragon certainly hasn’t been done before in the genre (that I’ve seen), but much of the rest of the experience tends to fall pretty flat. For the most part if you’re familiar with the genre there won’t be many surprises here, you’ll be out to collect resources, build, and trade in order to develop your community, attract new people, and help to not only keep everything afloat but also try to keep it all moving forward. The challenge, in my eyes, is that among its peers I’d say this makes for a slower grind to begin with, but then is also generally more forgettable with what you’ll discover, who you’ll meet, and what you’ll do along the way. For those who find joy in the grind and don’t mind pretty slow progression it could be a plus, offering up a very paced experience, but for people who place more of a premium on their play time and expect some bang for their buck this falls flat compared to much of its competition on the system.
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